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Ten 100-year predictions that came true

Ten 100-year predictions that came true
11 January 2012Last updated at 00:09 By Tom Geoghegan BBC News Magazine John Watkins predicted Americans would be taller, tanks would exist and C, X and Q would no longer feature in our everyday alphabet In 1900, an American civil engineer called John Elfreth Watkins made a number of predictions about what the world would be like in 2000. How did he do? As is customary at the start of a new year, the media have been full of predictions about what may happen in the months ahead. But a much longer forecast made in 1900 by a relatively unknown engineer has been recirculating in the past few days. In December of that year, at the start of the 20th Century, John Elfreth Watkins wrote a piece published on page eight of an American women's magazine, Ladies' Home Journal, entitled What May Happen in the Next Hundred Years. Watkins was a writer for the Journal's sister magazine, the Saturday Evening Post, based in Indianapolis. It was picked up and caused some excitement on Twitter. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.


Privacy and Security Fanatic: Busted! DOJ says you might be a felon if you clicked a link or opened email We may be doomed and you are probably a felon if you ever used a fake name online, used a bogus birthday to register on a site, or fibbed about your height or weight on an online dating profile, named a different town or city in a profile, or basically didn't tell the exact truth anywhere online. Never done that? No problem, then you're probably busted under the "obtains information" portion of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). According to George Washington University Professor of Law Orin Kerr, "Any information of any kind is enough" to qualify you as a criminal under the Justice Department's broad interpretation of CFAA. Kerr said that includes, "Routine and entirely innocent conduct such as visiting a website, clicking on a hyperlink, or opening an e-mail."

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